Happy Easter

Well, it is not the traditional flower, but it happens to be what is
blooming right now.  The crocuses and daffodils are pretty much
the lilies and allium haven't blossomed yet.

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These are blossoms on a claretcup cactus (Echinocereus

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My largest claretcup is blooming nicely. Several smaller ones have bloom buds.

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